Home visits - central to primary care, tradition or an obligation? A qualitative study

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Home visits - central to primary care, tradition or an obligation? A qualitative study
Theile, G.; Kruschinski, C.; Buck, M.; Müller, C. A.   & Hummers, E.  (2011) 
BMC Family Practice12(1) pp. 24.​

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Theile, Gudrun; Kruschinski, Carsten; Buck, Marlene; Müller, Christiane Annette ; Hummers, Eva 
Abstract
Home visits are claimed to be a central element of primary care. However, the frequency with which home visits are made is declining both internationally and in Germany despite the increase in the number of chronically ill elderly patients. Given this, the question arises as to how to ensure sufficient primary health care for this vulnerable patient group. The aim of this study was to explore German general practitioners' (GPs) attitudes with regard to the feasibility, burden and outlook of continued home visits in German primary care.
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22-April-2011
Journal
BMC Family Practice 
ISSN
1471-2296
eISSN
1471-2296

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